The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio

The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio

The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio

Created by Luke of The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio
5th Grader at Madeira Middle School
Organizer: Cathy Born
Title: Snoopy and the Red Baron
Theme: Our favorite story (imagination).
Materials: Canvas, acrylic paint, fabric paint, and Sharpie markers.
About: Snoopy and the Red Baron, was the best-selling cartoon book in 1966 by Charles M. Schulz. Luke has loved reading and watching Snoopy comics since he was little. “Snoopy is always pretending to be things he is not (flying ace, WWII vet, hockey player, writer, sales clerk, vulture, lawyer, beagle scout, etc.) I like his hilarious way of sleeping on top of his doghouse, too. Another funny thing Snoopy does is randomly kiss people. (eeew!)”
Luke’s panel represents the book’s cover.

The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio

Created by Lexi of The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio
5th Grader at Madeira Middle School
Organizer: Cathy Born
Title: Eragon
Theme: Our favorite story (education).
Materials: Canvas, acrylic paints, paint pen, Sharpie, and glitter glue.
About: This is Lexi’s favorite story.
Eragon is the first book in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini, who began writing at the age of 15. Lexi loved the way the author provided so many details throughout the story and made you feel like you were there. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Lexi’s panel features Saphira, the dragon of Eragon.

The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio

Created by Yvonne of The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio
5th Grader at Madeira Middle School
Organizer: Cathy Born
Title: Wings of Fire
(Written by Tui T. Sutherland)
Theme: Our favorite story (imagination).
Materials: Canvas, acrylic paints, glue, and glitter.
About: This is one of Yvonne’s favorite books.
“ I chose this book because it is an exciting book to read about dragons of a prophecy.” Recommended for Grades 3-7.
Her panel depicts the main characters – five dragonets (young dragons) – Clay, Tsunami, Glory, Sunny, and Starflight in the dense rainforest of Pyrrhia. Each of the dragonets are rom different dragon tribes giving them different abilities. Each are part of the prophecy.

The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio

Created by Anna of The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio
4th Grader at Madeira Elementary School
Organizer: Cathy Born
Title: The Hardy Boys
Theme: Our favorite story (imagination).
Materials: Canvas, acrylic paints and markers.
About:
The Hary Boys, Frank and Joe Hardy, are fictional characters who appear in various mystery series for children and teens. Over 190 books have been written since 1927. It’s one of Anna’s favorite. “It is an exciting series with many cliff-hangers!”
A must read for Grades 3-7.
Anna’s panel design was inspired by her love for the mystery genre.

The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio

Created by Nathan of The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio
5th Grader at Madeira Middle School
Organizer: Cathy Born
Title: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Theme: Our favorite story (education).
Materials: Canvas and acrylic paints.
About:
This is one of Nathan’s favorite books that his dad would read to him when he was little. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is a children’s book written by Laura Numeroff. Recommended for Pre-K – Grade 3.
Described as a “circular tale,” it is Numeroff’s first book in what came to be the If You Give…Book series.
Nathan’s panel features the dust jacket illustrated by Felicia Bond.

The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio

Created by Matthew of The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio
5th Grader at Madeira Middle School
Organizer: Cathy Born
Title: Star Wars; The Clone Wars
Theme: Our favorite story (space).
Materials: Canvas and Sharpie markers.
About: Based on The Clone Wars theatrical release, this novel traces the story of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and a young new Padawan as they battle against the evil Sith and the Separatist army. A must read for any Star Wars fan ages 9-11 years old. Matthew’s panel features the Clone Wars logo and a portrait of a Clone.

The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio

Created by Ethan of The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio
5th Grader at Madeira Middle School
Organizer: Cathy Born
Title: The Reptile Room
Theme: Our favorite story (Education).
Materials: Canvas, acrylic paint, oil pastels, and markers.
About: This is Ethan’s favorite book.
The Reptile Room is the second novel of the children’s novel series A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket.
Ethan really like its purpose and recommends it to all.
Ethan’s design is the cover of the book with the big, black snake.

The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio

Created by Jacob of The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio
5th Grader at Madeira Middle School
Organizer: Cathy Born
Title: The Son of Neptune
Theme: Our favorite story (imagination).
Materials: Canvas and acrylic paints.
About:
Jacob loves the story, The Son of Neptune, the second book in the The Heroes of Olympus series.
“I think it was one of the most funny, but adventurous books I’ve every read.”
Recommended for Grades 5-9.
“I would recommend this book to read because the characters of the book were someone I’d like to be friends with and hang out with.”

The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio

Created by Ethan of The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio
5th Grader at Madeira Middle School
Organizer: Cathy Born
Title: The Fellowship of the Ring
Theme: Our favorite story (imagination).
Materials: Canvas, acrylic paint and twistable crayons.
About: The Fellowship of the Ring is the first of three volumes of the fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings. Ethan would recommend this book because it “is exciting and complicated.” This is his favorite story because of the characters in the book and the adventures.
Recommended reading level is grades 9-12.
Ethan’s panel is about a black rider standing over a hobbit at Weathertop.

The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio

Created by Chris of The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio
7th Grader at John 23 Catholic School
Organizer: Cathy Born
Title: The Time Warp Trio
Theme: Our favorite story (imagination).
Materials: Canvas, acrylic paints, markers and pencil.
About: The Time Warp Trio is a book series which chronicles the adventures of three boys – Joe, Sam, and Fred – who travel through time and space with the aid of a mysterious book. Recommended for Grade 2-4.
Chris’ panel is designed for the sixth book, Tut Tut. “I would recommend these books to others to read because it’s a funny, cool series about history.

The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio

Created by Cathy of The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio
Organizer: Cathy Born
Title: WONDER
Theme: Our favorite story (imagination).
Materials: Canvas and acrylic paints.
About:
“As a parent of avid readers, I wanted to facilitate a book club for Grades 3-5 to provide an opportunity for students to go above and beyond just reading a book and help them find a peer group to share their enjoyment of reading with others. Thus, The Book Explorers was born! Through imagination, discussion and critique, Explorers get the opportunity to explore books in new and different ways.”
Wonder is a must ready for Grades 3-7.
In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” – indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. “It is my goal for anyone, and everyone that participates in The Book Explorers to feel like they have a group of friends that “get” them.”

The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio

Created by Kaitlyn of The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, Ohio
4th Grader at Madeira Elementary School
Organizer: Cathy Born
Title: Warriors
Theme: Our favorite story (community).
Materials: Canvas and acrylic paint.
About:
This is Kaitlyn’s favorite series book about cats, and how they fight.
Warriors is a series of juvenile fantasy novels written by authors Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, Tui Sutherland, Gillian Phillips, Inbali Iserles and with the plot developed by editor Victoria Holmes, who collectively use the pseudonym Erin Hunter.
Recommended for Grades 3-7.
Kaitlyn’s panel is a cat jumping, representing the action throughout the book. “Cats are always moving to protect their territory!”